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Home Alone Reviews

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David Keyes
December 15, 2015
Two decades after it dominated the international box office, the idea continues to carry an almost parasitic charm, as if the underlying subtext of young Kevin's antics are like devices of adamant rebellion that refuse to fade quietly into the night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2011
This is engaging and frequently hilarious. But the joke is stretched a bit too far.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
July 26, 2011
A hilarious comedy (although not a very believable one -- there can be no eight-year-olds this ingenious) that kids will love and adults won't mind sitting through either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 26, 2011
The movie is quite enjoyable as long as it explores the fantasy of a neglected little boy having an entire house of his own to explore and play in, and it still manages to be fun when he exhibits superhuman ingenuity and resourcefulness.
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Pic boasts wonderful casting, with Culkin a delight as funny, resilient Kevin, and O'Hara bringing a snappy, zesty energy to the role of mom.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 25, 2007
There are few movies that can be described as never having a dull moment, and Home Alone fits in this small group. It's the perfect family holiday film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[A] surprisingly charming film, which may be the first Christmas black comedy for children.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 20, 2002
A nice breath of fresh air for Director Hughes. The comedy keeps on flowing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It might be dumb and corny, but I actually liked this flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Simplistic and stupid, but it made me laugh a lot. And compared to Part 2, it's real close to "Citizen Kane."
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ali Barclay
April 17, 2001
This is a film which manages to capture some of the best qualities of Christmas in a surprisingly enjoyable format and will provide the whole family with large quantities of festive spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jeanne Cooper
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This holiday contender from John Hughes is too crass, too loud and too violent to be added blithely to Christmas viewing traditions. But it is funny.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Chris Columbus's junky, rambunctiously funny Home Alone is every kid's anarchical wish come true.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
This is, perhaps, one of the most memorable child starring roles in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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